Zach Miller tells Bears team-mates to ‘hang in there’ after surgery to save leg

first_imgNFL The 33-year-old is at the University Medical Center New Orleans and the Bears released a statement on Monday afternoon saying he will remain under observation at the hospital for the time being. At his Monday press conference, the Bears head coach, John Fox, gave an update on Miller’s condition. “He’s got a good pulse and good feeling in his foot, not to say he’s out of the woods but it’s as good as could be expected,” said Fox. He added that he had spoken to Miller on the phone and the player had told the team to “hang in there”. Fox added: “That’s just him. That’s the kind of person he is and the kind of team-mate he is.”Miller landed awkwardly as he leapt to catch a pass in the endzone – photos from the game showed his left leg bent at a gruesome angle as he landed.“I didn’t watch it after I saw it the first time,” said Bears guard Kyle Long after the game. “To go from the elation of, ‘What a play, what a throw!’ in that situation of the game … and Zach obviously being injured … it’s really unfortunate. We lost a really good guy today.”Miller started his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and joined the Bears in 2014. This season had been one of the best of his career, and he had caught two touchdowns for 236 yards before Sunday’s injury. Texans players kneel during anthem after team owner calls them ‘inmates’ Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Chicago Bears Support The Guardian Topics Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Share via Email US sports Share on Messenger news Share on LinkedIn Read more The Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller has undergone emergency surgery to save his left leg after suffering a severe injury during his team’s loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.Miller dislocated his knee during the third quarter and vascular surgeons were called in to repair damage to an artery. They also grafted tissue from his right leg to help with the injury. Share on Twitter Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears)Update from the Chicago Bears on status of TE Zach Miller. pic.twitter.com/zJUf9W8Hh3October 30, 2017last_img

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